Oryukdo Island is attached to the southern part of Busan, and depending on the day and the tide, may appear to be five islands or six islands, hence its name. Designated a Monument of Busan, Oryukdo Island is a rock island that can be said to be made purely of stones.
Of all the five islands branching out from the mainland, all of them, except the one with the lighthouse, are uninhabited. It is composed of Usakdo Island, Surido Island, Gonggotdo Island, Guldo Island and Deungdaedo (Lighthouse) Island, but because the lower part of Usakdo are divided into two segments that appear as two islands, sometimes Usakdo Island is known as Bangpaedo Island and Sol Island as well, depending on the level of the water. The name of the Usakdo Island comes from this phenomenon as well. Because many ships that come to Busan pass by Oryukdo Island, where it holds Busan’s signature cultural heritages as well.
How To Go There:
Take a ferry at Haeundae Mipo Dock.
From exit 3 or 5 of Haeundae station (Busan Subway Line 2), walk toward the beach.
Go 15 min further toward Haeundae Beach Hotel (takes 50 min).
① Gimhae Airport → Haeundae: Take city express bus (jwaseok bus) No. 307 and get off at Haeundae Beach (70 min ride)
② Busan Station → Haeundae: Take city exity express bus (jwaseok bus) No. 302 and get off at Haeundae Beach. If you take city bus No. 139 or 140 / city express bus No. 239 or 240, get off at Haeundae station and walk 10 min (takes 40 min).
③ Express Bus Terminal → Haeundae: From nearby Nopo-dong station, take Busan Subway Line 1 and get off at Dongnae (exit 2). Take city bus No. 31 or 100-1 across from Daedong Hospital and get off at Haeundae Beach (takes 50 min).
* From Haeundae Beach, walk 15 min toward Haeundae Beach Hotel.
① Takes 40 min from Busan Station to Haeundae.
② Takes 50 min from Express Bus Terminal to Haeundae.
* From Haeundae Beach, walk 15 min towad Haeundae Beach Hotel.